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Meet Magination Press Author Jeanie Franz Ransom
From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Bryan Langdo

Overview

Max, Rusty, Ginger, and Tanner assume without question that their new classmate is just like them…a DOG.

Guess what? Samantha is NOT a dog, which leads to whole heap of questions. But in little time, all the tails in Miss Biscuit's classroom start wagging, and Samantha is celebrated for the CAT she is, just in time for another new student!

There's a Cat in Our Class! is a kid-friendly exploration of diversity, teaching kids the value of not only accepting but embracing the differences of those around us.

Includes a Note to Readers written by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, that discusses how parents, teachers, and other adults can talk with children about diversity in a way that's meaningful and effective.

About the Author

Jeanie Franz Ransom is a licensed professional counselor whose books include Big Red and the Little Bitty Wolf, Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal, I Don't Want to Talk About It, and What Really Happened to Humpty? She's also worked as an elementary school counselor, where she was never without her popular puppet, Mr. Know-It-Owl. Jeanie and her husband are parents to three grown boys and two dogs, and divide their time between St. Louis, MO, and Northport, MI.

About the Illustrator

Bryan Langdo is the illustrator of over 30 books for children and the author of two. His picture book Tornado Slim & the Magic Cowboy Hat (Two Lions, 2012) won a 2013 Spur Award for Storytelling from Western Writers of America. Bryan lives in Hopewell, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. When he's not working, he likes to be in the woods.

Reviews & Awards
  • Honorable Mention, 2016 Foreword INDIES Book Awards